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The Best Harpsichordists in the World  

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List Rules Living musicians who play the harpsichord. Vote up the best.

Who is the world’s best harpsichordist? A very unique instrument that is a member of the strings family, and similar to the piano, the harpsichord is a unique musical instrument. Since mastering this instrument at a high level requires years and years of training, the artists who are considered the top truly deserve their spots on this list. Who are the best harpsichordists in the world?
 
The harpsichordists who are featured on this list are considered the greatest in the world today and even some of the best harpsichordists of all time. This list features artists from different genres and many have crossover many genres such as folk, country, classical, and contemporary.
 
This list features the world’s best harpsichordists alive today, including Tori Amos, Hendrik Bouman, and Emilie Autumn. Vote up the best harpsichordists below or add a musician you think is great, who isn't already on the list.
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Pierre Hantaï is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Pierre Hantaï Classical
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Ton Koopman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical
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Bob van Asperen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical; contemporary
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Robert Hill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Robert Hill Classical
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Richard Egarr is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical
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Alan Curtis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical; contemporary; Baroque
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Christophe Rousset is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added
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Trevor Pinnock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added
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Elisabeth Wright is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Pichincha added Elisabeth Wright
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Lorenzo Chielmi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Lorenzo Chielmi
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Ottavio Dantone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Ottavio Dantone Classical; contemporary; Baroque
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Ketil Haugsand is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Ketil Haugsand Classical
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Laurence Cummings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical; contemporary; Baroque
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Christopher Hogwood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical music
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Kenneth Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical
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Alan Cuckston is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Alan Cuckston Classical
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Skip Sempe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Skip Sempe
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Michael Borgstede is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Michael Borgstede Classical; contemporary
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Huguette Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical; contemporary; Baroque
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Barbara Harbach is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical
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Davitt Moroney is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added
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William Christie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical; Folk
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Rinaldo Alessandrini is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical; contemporary
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Elaine Comparone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Elaine Comparone Classical
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Jos van Immerseel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical